One Deadly Sister (Sandy Reid Mysteries #1), by Rod Hoisington (2009)

One Deadly Sister (Sandy Reid Mysteries, #1)One Deadly Sister by Rod Hoisington
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

"One Deadly Sister" was fine. I never felt that "hooked" feeling I get with a Stephen King, for example.

The story is simple. Raymond Reid ends up arrested in a small Florida beach town. He's charged with murder. Add in a 70 year-old seductress in a thong, an evil realtor, a shifty exterminator, and you have a standard small Florida beach town murder.

Raymond calls his estranged sister, Sandy. Sandy is like Vincent D'Onofrio and Detective Eames and Sherlock Holmes and Bones, all tied up in one package. Natch, she ends up mounting the chief investigator.

I'm a huge fan of Tim Dorsey's Serge Storms novels, which satirize novels like this. Even Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen, and (of course) John D MacDonald would be better choices.

However, this is the first installment in a series. I'd be willing to give the next one a try. I find myself pulling for this series to take its place among the Florida fiction elite. Time will tell.

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B.A. in Literature, Minor in Film Theory and Criticism, thus meaning all I’m trained is to write blog posts here. Neptune is my favorite planet–it vents methane into the solar system like my brother does. I think Chicken McNuggets look like Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana. There are times when I’m medicated, which is why I wrote about McNuggets. Buy some today and tell me I’m wrong! Anyway, Beyond that: mammal, Floridian, biped.Good Night, and Good Luck. Besos, tom
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